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SEO Bootcamp: Learn Search Engine Optimization

Learn SEO best practices from scratch. No fluff. This course makes SEO easy to understand and gives you simple, actionable steps to implement to efficiently rank your website (or your clients’) on the first page of Google and start driving organic traffic to your website!

20 Days

Average time students take to complete this course.

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Taught by: Scott Stockdale
Last updated: June 2024

Course overview

This SEO course is a straight-talking training guide to driving Google traffic to your website using SEO keyword research, link building, content optimization techniques, the latest tools and techniques, and so much more.

What you'll learn

  • Rank on Google using highly targeted keyword research
  • Maximize your traffic using content optimization techniques
  • Step-by-step guides and demonstrations on how to use both free and paid SEO industry tools
  • Accelerate your SEO success using proven link building strategies
  • Understand Google's current key ranking factors and how to take advantage of them
  • The SEO best practices that will maximize the return on your effort (80/20 Rule)

We strongly believe that organic search is the most valuable marketing channel there is for your website. And that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential for every brand and business that operates online.

That's why we created this course.

To teach you the SEO best practices needed to succeed with practical, step-by-step, actionable information that you can implement yourself. Our aim is to get you 80% of your results by focusing on the most important 20% of SEO techniques (the 80/20 rule).

Whether you're an absolute beginner looking to break into SEO or already have experience, this course will help you learn the latest skills, tips, and tricks to become an SEO specialist that can drive more organic traffic to your own or your clients sites and apps.

And you'll be learning SEO in good company.

By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you will be learning from (and with) Scott, an SEO industry professional that has actual real-world experience developing and implement SEO strategies for companies all over the world.

We know SEO and digital marketing can be intimidating, but Scott's here to demystify SEO for you.

After taking this SEO course, you will:

  • Understand how to utilize the same tools used by full-time SEO professionals
  • Rank higher on Google search results pages by learning how to use Keyword Research and Content Optimization techniques
  • Accelerate your SEO success by learning the Link Building strategies Scott has implemented for himself and his clients
  • Have an understanding of Google's key ranking factors so that you know how to take advantage of this knowledge
  • Optimize your SEO to sell more products and services online without having to buy ads
  • Save thousands of dollars by not having to hire a keyword research and content optimization SEO agency
  • Understand how to choose the right keywords that you can realistically rank for
  • Avoid common SEO mistakes

This course is not about making you just watch a bunch of videos so that when you are done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial... No!

This course will push you and challenge you to go from an absolute beginner with no experience to someone that can grow their website's organic search traffic and even earn side income as a SEO Freelancer 💪.

How do we know?

Because thousands of Zero To Mastery graduates have gotten hired and are now working at companies like Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They are also working as top freelancers getting paid while working remotely around the world.

They come from all different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Many even started as complete beginners.

So there's no reason it can't be you too.

And you have nothing to lose. Because you can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start learning SEO today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Don't just take our word for it

Our courses and community have helped 1,000s of Zero To Mastery students go from zero to getting hired to levelling up their skills and advancing their careers to new heights.

Scott’s courses are very easy to follow! I got to know all the tips/tricks that helped me with SEO for my website and content creation. I can highly recommend this to everyone that wants to save some time and get to know all of the essentials about SEO.

Agnes Bilik

Thank you Scott for such an amazing course, with easy to understand, yet thorough information. I feel so much more confident in SEO. Scott speaks clearly with a light hearted tone and gets the user into the fundamentals, very easily.

Michelle le Roux

Really clear and concise information. Explains the benefits of SEO and how no experience is needed to be able to use this. The terminology and jargon is explained really well and in a way that the information will stick in the audience’s mind.

Adam Robinson

Would highly recommend this course if you are new to SEO and want an easily followable, structured guide to help you get started. Scott is a proven commodity in the SEO world and has provided a thorough crash course here!

Tom C.

Scott is my favorite instructor! The most valuable thing about his courses is how he separates out what's actually important versus what a beginner might think is important. His SEO course is full of actionable tips which he demonstrates clearly for you.

Vern Pang

I’ve been running my own company for 3 years. I've gone through several SEO companies. Scott’s course is a game changer for me! Thanks to this course, I just let go of the last company that was doing SEO for me and will be doing this in-house from now on!

Jameson J

Course curriculum

To make sure this course is a good fit for you, you can start learning SEO for free right now by clicking any of the PREVIEW links below.

Introduction

5 lectures

SEO Bootcamp: Learn Search Engine Optimization1:58

PREVIEW

Welcome to This Course!2:04

PREVIEW

Exercise: Meet Your Classmates and Instructor

PREVIEW

Understanding Your Video Player (notes, video speed, subtitles + more)

PREVIEW

Set Your Learning Streak Goal

PREVIEW

Section 1: SEO Introduction

10 lectures

Google Search: What Is It?3:52

PREVIEW

Google Search: How Does it Work?5:15

PREVIEW

Google Search: How Is It So Fast?3:38

PREVIEW

What is SEO5:54

PREVIEW

Google SERP Breakdown5:49

PREVIEW

Most Important Google Ranking Factors - 20242:32

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Three Pillars of SEO and Course Structure4:45

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Debunking SEO Myths3:18

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EXERCISE: Become a SEO Detective8:25

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Let's Have Some Fun (+ Free Resources)

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Section 2: Online Keyword Research Tools

16 lectures

What is Keyword Research?3:40

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Informational vs. Commercial Search Intent5:17

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Long Tail vs. Short Tail Keywords2:58

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Google Keyword Planner: Set Up3:29

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Google Keyword Planner: Interface6:40

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Google Keyword Planner: Analyse6:22

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SEMrush Free Trial (exclusive for ZTM Academy students)

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SEMrush Access2:38

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SEMrush Keyword Magic Tool7:36

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SEMrush Organic Keyword Research Tool (Part 1)8:10

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SEMrush Organic Keyword Research Tool (Part 2)4:36

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SEMrush Keyword Gap Tool10:09

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Google Trends9:30

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Ubersuggest Keyword Tool (Free Tool)6:17

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Answer the Public3:43

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Unlimited Updates

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Section 3: Conducting Keyword Research

13 lectures

Assessing Keywords4:23

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Minimum Search Volumes2:52

PREVIEW

Finding Relevant Keywords Using Google Keyword Planner (Part 1)6:21

PREVIEW

Lovekate vs. Competitors5:54

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Finding Relevant Keywords Using Google Keyword Planner (Part 2)8:15

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Using Google SERPs for Keyword Inspo2:20

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EXERCISE: Competitor Keyword Analysis8:27

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EEAT and YMYL - Part 13:08

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EEAT - Experience - Part 21:46

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EEAT - Expertise - Part 32:04

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EEAT - Authoritativeness - Part 41:35

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EEAT - Trustworthiness - Part 52:17

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Course Check-In

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Section 4: Content Optimization

15 lectures

What is Content?5:06

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Videos, Images, Text: Which is Best?1:40

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Content Writing: Kickass Titles (Part 1)3:09

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Content Writing: Kickass Titles (Part 2)3:16

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Content Writing: Main Content4:42

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Content Writing: Army Ant Method2:19

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Content Writing: Army Ant Method (Practical)4:08

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Content Writing: Battleship Content2:21

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Optimising Content: Threading in Keywords2:10

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Optimising Content: Threading in Keywords (Practical)7:04

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Optimising Content: H1s and Title Tags6:07

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Keyword Cannibalisation: Deeper Dive5:31

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EXERCISE: Use ChatGPT For SEO Success2:39

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Question From Our Community - Common Names2:01

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Implement a New Life System

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Section 5: Technical SEO

33 lectures

Introduction2:27

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Site Architecture: What Is It ?2:44

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Site Architecture: Best Practices6:46

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Crawl Budget5:11

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Sitemap Introduction3:10

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Sitemaps: Best Practices4:31

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Submitting a Sitemap Through Google Search Console2:29

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Robots.txt Introduction3:19

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Creating a Robots.txt File: Best Practices3:07

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Page Speed Introduction3:31

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Page Speed: Best Practices4:03

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Measuring Page Speed: Google PageSpeed Insights4:33

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Duplicate Content Introduction3:35

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Duplicate Content: Best Practices (Part 1)4:33

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Duplicate Content: Best Practices (Part 2)4:41

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HTTP vs. HTTPS7:46

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HTTP Status Codes7:56

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HTTP Status Codes: Redirect Path Chrome Extension4:21

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Hreflang Tags: Introduction4:13

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Hreflang Tags: Best Practices1:37

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Hreflang Tags: Implementation3:46

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Creating Hreflang Tags Made Easy5:13

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Exercise: Imposter Syndrome2:55

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International SEO7:03

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Mobile SEO Introduction5:15

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Mobile SEO: Testing1:17

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Mobile SEO: Best Practices1:55

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Mobile SEO: Optimising for UX Signals4:05

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Core Web Vitals Introduction2:16

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Core Web Vital - 1 - LCP3:49

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Core Web Vital - 2 - FID3:48

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Core Web Vital - 3 - CLS1:52

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Question From Our Community - Redirects2:58

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Section 6: SEO for WordPress

12 lectures

Why WordPress?6:27

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What to Look For From a CMS2:54

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www. vs. non-www.2:27

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Choosing a Domain Name5:26

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leandomainsearch.com (Free Tool)3:48

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bustaname.com (Free Tool)2:36

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Archive.org for Checking Domain History4:49

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WordPress Hosting2:17

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Navigating a WordPress Dashboard6:07

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Yoast SEO Plugin2:30

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WordPress Plugin Recommendations

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Question From Our Community - Choosing a Domain Name1:36

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Section 7: Backlinks

10 lectures

Backlinks: What Are They and Why They Are Important7:47

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Anchor Texts5:29

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Do-Follow vs. No-Follow Backlinks4:05

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Backlink Analytics and Checks10:10

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Moz Domain Authority Check2:32

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Link Strategy 1: Guest Posting11:39

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Link Strategy 2: Taking Competitor Backlinks8:26

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Link Strategy 3: Resource Link Building5:57

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Link Strategy 4: Broken Link Building6:44

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Link Strategy 5: Skyscraper Link Building3:07

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Section 8: Monitoring the Performance of Keywords and Backlinks

7 lectures

Tracking Keyword Rankings: SEMrush5:39

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Tracking Keyword Rankings: Serprobot2:35

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How Long Does It Take To See Results2:42

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Checking Competitor Rankings Using SEMrush7:17

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Keeping Track of Your Backlinks6:50

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Rankings Not Improving?3:17

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Google Search Console: Clicks to Your Website5:08

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Section 9: SEO Website Audits

15 lectures

SEO Audits: What Are They?3:43

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SEO Audit Tools to Consider3:14

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Using Screaming Frog6:08

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Website URLs (Part 1)1:56

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Website URLs (Part 2)10:09

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Title Tags (Part 1)2:24

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Title Tags (Part 2)12:40

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Meta Descriptions (Part 1)1:44

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Meta Descriptions (Part 2)6:10

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H1 Tags (Part 1)1:14

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H1 Tags (Part 2)6:45

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SEO Audit Presentation: Technical Issues6:29

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SEO Audit Presentation: Content Issues6:27

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SEO Audit Presentation: Off-Site Issues5:05

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Question From Our Community - SEO Audit1:54

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Section 10: Site Migrations

12 lectures

Introduction7:17

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5 Checks Before a Migration: 2-3 Months5:24

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Benchmark Analysis: Rankings4:33

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Benchmark Analysis: Backlinks5:37

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Benchmark Analysis: Indexed Pages2:26

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Benchmark Analysis: Clicks, Impressions and Traffic4:45

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Redirect Mapping7:28

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Pre-Launch Checks: 1 Week to Go4:42

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Launch Day Checks (Part 1)3:48

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Launch Day Checks (Part 2)5:16

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Post-Launch Checks4:27

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Question From Our Community - Getting an SEO Job2:45

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Where To Go From Here?

7 lectures

Thank You!1:19

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Review This Course!

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Your Certificate of Completion

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Become An Alumni

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Endorsements On LinkedIn

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Learning Guideline

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Become a ZTM Ambassador ➡ Refer new students. Earn cash.

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Meet your instructor

Your SEO instructor (Scott) isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Scott Stockdale

Hi, I'm Scott Stockdale!

Scott is the ultimate self-starter. Not only is he an SEO Specialist with experience working with global ecommerce companies, he also created and hosts a Top 10 rated podcast. Plus he loves sharing his knowledge and teaching others everything he knows.

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Scott Stockdale

SEO Specialist

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • A computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) with an internet connection. That's it!
  • No prior SEO knowledge is required. You will learn everything from scratch
  • A willingness and enthusiasm to learn and take action

Who is this course for?

  • You are a complete beginner and want to learn SEO fundamentals without needing any prior SEO knowledge
  • You want to improve your online visibility by ranking your website pages higher on Google for relevant keywords
  • You are a busy business owner or entrepreneur and are looking for a no-fluff, actionable guide on how to improve your website's SEO performance
  • You are a web developer or mobile developer and want to improve your SEO skills or learn from scratch so that you can add another valuable skill to your toolbelt
  • Anyone who is frustrated with their current progress with all of the SEO tutorials out there that don't give practical, step-by-step advice and don't give you real-world skills you need to actually get hired
  • You want to learn SEO best practices from someone with real-world experience having researched, designed, and implemented real SEO strategies that have successfully delivered results

Why should I learn SEO? (even if you're a developer)

It's one of the most valuable skills you can learn to skilstack and advance your career.

Even many small companies are spending $5,000 / month on SEO consultants and agencies. And big companies have entire teams of full-time employees dedicated to their SEO efforts.

These are the top 2 reasons why you need to learn SEO:

  • Reason #1: Boost your career prospects. SEO is one of the most in-demand demand freelancing skills on platforms like Upwork (1,000s of open jobs available). And if you’re already a developer, having SEO skills can set you apart from other candidates, especially at small to medium sized companies.
  • Reason #2: You want to grow a website or app. SEO is essential for every brand and business that operates online today. There are billions of searches happening every month and that’s growing every year. But ~90% of all search traffic clicks go to results on the first page. If you aren’t on the first page, you aren’t getting traffic. Ranking on the first page = lots of traffic = $$$.

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Are there subtitles?

Yes! We have high quality subtitles in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.

You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

Still have more questions about the Academy?

Still have more questions specific to the Academy membership? No problem, we answer some more here.

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